Wednesday, June 16, 2021

NEWS

NEWS

Statement from the Heart wins Sydney Peace Prize

The Uluru Statement from the Heart has been announced winner of the 2021 Sydney Peace Prize; Australia’s only international prize for peace.

Support for pets and people

WATERLOO: Following the cancellation of the event last year (due to public health orders in response to Covid-19), it was wonderful to see the...

Stunning art for Sydney Kings kit

An artwork by Kymeesha Shillingsworth, 9, and her grandfather Bruce Shillingsworth Snr has been chosen to feature on the Sydney Kings kit for the...

Campaign launched to build Australia’s first truth telling museum

Not-for-profit Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) and bus company CDC NSW launched a fundraising campaign on Sorry Day (May 26) to build the country’s...

Women’s Reconciliation Network calls for spirited action

“The re-birthing of the Spirit spearheading women into action marks the 25th anniversary of Women’s Reconciliation Network (WRN) with a lamp that guides their...

Pemulwuy – ‘Col would be truly proud’

In the lead up to Reconciliation Week, Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) CEO Michael Mundine and General Manager Lani Tuitavake took Karine Shellshear on a tour of the student housing, named in honour of her late husband, which has underwritten the financing of the Pemulwuy Project.

School children put on rations for refugees

Schoolchildren and teachers are being invited to eat like a refugee during the week leading up to World Refugee day (June 14-19); get sponsored;...

South Eveleigh lays on food and fun for Sydney Solstice 2021

To celebrate the longest night of the year, the heritage Locomotive Street in South Eveleigh will be transformed into a festival of free and ticketed events for all ages, fusing performance, food and drink, art installations and music.

Climate strike – for sovereign land and water protectors

On Friday May 21 tens of thousands of students and their supporters walked out of classrooms and workplaces to join School Strike 4 Climate...

The Big Issue turns 25 this week — and it’s ‘awesome’

The Big Issue will celebrate 25 years this week, marking the quarter-century milestone with a very special bumper birthday magazine edition out on Friday...

Public housing developments

The Planning Proposal for Land and Housing Corporation’s (LAHC) 600-660 Elizabeth Street Redfern site, is now on exhibition with a drop-in community consultation on-site...

Affordability – good news for the City’s renters

Unfortunately, and well before the pandemic, Greater Sydney, and the local government area of the City of Sydney has become increasingly unaffordable for ordinary people to live in. Some recent changes bring a glimmer of hope ...

Volunteers’ News – June 2021

It is 10 years since our beloved founding editor Trevor Davies died and we remember him with love and affection. We're also grateful for all who have helped the paper to continue to thrive since then, including our brilliant cartoonist norrie mAy-welby who is having an exhibition in June.

Stolen Generations’ film broaches intergenerational trauma

The trauma inflicted on the Stolen Generations also affects subsequent generations and a new short film, featuring the descendants of several Coota girls, explores this...

Surfing provides good vibes for Waterloo kids

Children associated with Weave in Waterloo recently got tips from Let’s Go Surfing about riding the white water at Bondi Beach.

More than just a driver… in the end

Since retiring from her career as a suburban solicitor, Kerry had been working one day a week for nearly five years as a volunteer...

‘Stop killing the canary in the coalmine’ – Q&A with artist...

Sydney-based artist Bettina Kaiser’s Natura Morta exhibition challenges viewers to recognise the climate crisis and to act on it in several ways, including collecting rubbish off their local streets in return for one of her artworks.

Volunteers’ News – May 2021

Did you manage to catch the Pink Supermoon on April 27? I did, it was large and bright but not pink from my view. For you sky watchers there will be a Super Full Blood (Red) Lunar Eclipse on May 26.

Dead Nature: a reckoning in the face of the climate crisis

CAMPERDOWN: Natura Morta, an exhibition of drawings, mixed media works and installations, by Sydney-based artist and designer Bettina Kaiser, explores aspects of humanity’s relationship...

Churches call for climate ambition ahead of COP26

Senior Churches spokesperson, Bishop Philip Huggins, has described the United Nations COP26 climate talks as possibly the “last chance to save our planet” in...

Ethical use of quantum technologies in the spotlight

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has awarded the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) $800,000 over two years to develop accords for the ethical use of quantum technologies.

Tens of thousands to join call for sustainable future

In the past 18 months, we’ve endured a lot. We’ve witnessed some of the worst bushfires in Australian history, had our lives ground to...

What a difference a bridge would make

It would take four minutes to walk across the railway on a bridge between Carriageworks and the western end of South Eveleigh’s Locomotive Workshop....

Mental illness – what to say, and what not to say

Have you ever had a friend react badly when they were feeling depressed, and you told them to try and “look on the bright...

Ko back on top

Lydia Ko recently ended a 1,084-day victory drought at the Lotte Championship at Oahu in Hawaii. The comeback was a feel-good win for anyone...

Reuse, recycle – care for community

WATERLOO: At the base of the Turanga building at 1 Phillip St, a busy bustle of community service takes place every Friday morning under...

Sorry? Then let’s fix it

Apologies are hollow if you keep doing the very thing you said “sorry” for. On May 26, Australia will mark Sorry Day. We’ve been observing...

Investment needed in Aboriginal and social housing

The Redfern Waterloo Aboriginal Affordable Housing Campaign has renewed its call for Aboriginal housing and employment in Waterloo South saying the government has “no...

Everyone can sing!

With One Voice (WOV) Redfern-Waterloo launched in 2019. Last month, after a 12-month Covid-induced hiatus, the community choir resumed in-person weekly rehearsals at Redfern...

Uniting urges ‘bold’ reform of drug laws

Emma Maiden of Uniting contends that “our current drug laws are harsh, punitive, judgemental, discriminatory, isolating, out-dated and, dare I say, un-Christian”. Ms Maiden is...

Get your apartment building into the food scraps recycling trial

The City of Sydney is looking for an additional 100 apartment buildings to take part in a food recycling trial. Since July 2019, the City...

Notre Dame graduate helps bushfire survivors to rebuild

When Celina Nunez finished university at the end of 2019, she faced a world fraught with disaster. The year 2020 started with one of...

Is your heart safe at work?

This World Day for Safety and Health at Work, St John Ambulance NSW is promoting the importance of defibrillators in the hope that one...

Lofty lifts off – an interview with Helen Milroy

Western Australian of the Year, Dr Helen Milroy, has written and illustrated The Emu Who Ran Through the Sky, released in April, an exciting story for 5-10 year-olds about working together and finding the courage to be different.

Write a poem, grow a forest!

Zetland-based Red Room Poetry has partnered with the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan (the Garden) to create a new prize that encourages young people...

Renewal of mural on Eveleigh St

REDFERN: The “Welcome to The Block” mural on Eveleigh Street has been renewed and looks great as part of the Pemulwuy development.

Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney partner to enhance...

Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney have announced a joint venture to create the Daffodil Centre...

Vale Pruny

REDFERN: On Friday March 12, many of the Redfern community together with her family gathered to farewell Linda Pitt/Kemp known to her family and...

Volunteers’ News – April 2021

Farewell and thank you! Allison Forrest is leaving us as distribution coordinator after 12 months to complete her training as a deacon of the Uniting...

Faith communities ‘sound the alarm’ for climate justice

Faith communities in South Sydney and Australia-wide “sounded the alarm” on March 11 for climate justice. One hundred and thirty-five events – some making...

Waterloo South planning taken from Council

Minister Stokes and the Department of Planning Industry and Environment (DPIE) are now responsible for determining the future shape of the Waterloo South public...

‘Wake up – for the fire is among us’

In the crucible of Australia’s Black Summer Danielle Celermajer pondered the personal and broader implications of the climate catastrophe. Her book Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future offers new language and concepts to help us tackle it.

Webinar helps safeguard Rainbow elders from abuse

People from the Rainbow community concerned about elder abuse can now watch a free webinar recorded as part of Mardi Gras 2021 which features...

Stop at South Eveleigh for school holiday fun

South Eveleigh is up and running with Locomotive Street in motion, ready to provide visitors and locals with the latest food, health, wellness and beauty offerings.

‘Conversations with Margaret Preston’

ZETLAND: In its second major show of the year, Sullivan+Strumpf presents the latest offerings from one of Australia’s most exciting young Indigenous artists, Tony...

Online threats to teens closer to home

Some of the greatest online dangers to teenagers comes from their peers rather than strangers only, a recent report has revealed. The report from the...

New dinner series supports Sydney refugees

On February 25, social enterprise Welcome Merchant launched a new initiative in Waterloo, which aims to promote the culinary talents of a range of...

Survey shows female heart attack survivors worse off than men

A woman in Australia who has a heart attack is less likely than a man to receive the same life-saving treatment, be given advice...

Try this egg-cellent list to aid your ethical Easter shopping

Choose your chocolate wisely this Easter using the Easter scorecard to work out which big brands are free of child labour, farmer impoverishment, and deforestation.

Help is at hand where ‘invisible fires’ still burn says Stone

NRMA Insurance and Lifeline have partnered with Australian music icon Julia Stone to highlight the continued need for mental health support for people affected by the devastating fires throughout the 2019-2020 season.

Offset your chocolate this Easter to give kids a go

In the lead up to Easter, Be Slavery Free is asking people to offset the human cost of their chocolate by donating the difference between current store prices for chocolate and a living income price for cocoa farmers. Here's why ...

Waterloo and Redfern in the frame

Diaconal student Allison Forrest set off with camera in hand to record some of the qualities of the community where she has made friends and found wise teachers.